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post #1 of 40 Old 05-22-2011, 05:00 AM Thread Starter
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Painting XJ Carpet with Dupli-Color Flat Black

I thought I'd post some before and after photos of my carpet that I painted with Dupli-Color Flat Black. It came out pretty nice!

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post #2 of 40 Old 05-23-2011, 11:57 PM
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is it ruff??

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post #3 of 40 Old 05-24-2011, 12:25 AM
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interesting.

comments on how it turned out? texture? best mod you've done? that type of stuff....

think I would have chosen black dye myself..
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post #4 of 40 Old 05-24-2011, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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The texture is slightly rougher than the original, but not bad at all. Right after you spray it and it dries, it's a little crunchy because of the paint. However, after you sit on it or rub it a little bit it goes back to its normal texture.

My only concern is that the paint may fade in the sun with time. I guess only time will tell...

Black Dye? I've never heard of anyone dying their carpet. How do you do this?

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post #5 of 40 Old 05-24-2011, 09:26 AM
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Black Dye? I've never heard of anyone dying their carpet. How do you do this?

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i thought this was funny coming from the guy who just spray painted his carpet

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post #6 of 40 Old 05-24-2011, 09:31 AM
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i thought they had special paint for this type of thing?

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post #7 of 40 Old 05-24-2011, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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Haha, I get the same reaction every time I tell people I spray painted my carpet. I thought it was weird too when I first heard about it. But after reading other peoples posts it looked like the Duplicolor Vinyl and Fabric paint did a good job with carpet and other interior surfaces.

Im super happy with the results so far!
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post #8 of 40 Old 05-24-2011, 11:13 AM
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I tried dying some carpet a few years back. It did not work out very good. If you got it wet it would rub off on your hand. When you tried to clean it would rub off also. I think paint would hold up better.
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post #9 of 40 Old 05-24-2011, 06:18 PM
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I give it 6 months before you have tiny black specs covering everything you put in your jeep.

why not just buy a roll of black carpet at pepboys?
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post #10 of 40 Old 05-24-2011, 06:32 PM
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there's actually carpet paint/dye its just as cheap and you dont get the rough texture or fading did it on my cherokee like 4 months ago. your still looks good good job
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Lol im sort of baffled on why you'd do this, but hey looks good. Something out of the ordinary for sure.

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post #12 of 40 Old 05-24-2011, 11:45 PM
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Converted a bronco II red interior to black. Used the paint that was actually designed for carpets. The top looked good, but unless you used a brush to massage in the paint eventually you are going to see grey. shouldnt be too bad though with grey, red wasnt a pretty picture. took alot of cans to get it just right.

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I bet you get a headache everytime you drive from the constant paint smell.
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post #14 of 40 Old 05-25-2011, 06:28 AM
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Why not use duplicolor fabric and vinyl paint? I used this on a shirt last halloween and it came out great. Figure it would work a lot better on carpet than spray paint.

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post #15 of 40 Old 05-25-2011, 11:55 AM
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I used Duplicolor Fabric and Vinyl paint on my sun visors. I WILL NEVER USE IT AGAIN. It's got a nasty crunchy texture and the more you rub it, the more the color comes off. So now I have black sun visors which are fading back to light grey. I will definitely spend the time and money to find actual black dye and do it properly next time. My 2c.

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